Elite - The New Kind

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Elite - The New Kind

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I hope this is the correct forum to post this.

I recently came across 'Elite - The New Kind'
http://www.new-kind.com/

A great job updating the original, from what I can see.
Though I've not played it yet.
Why?

Well, I played the original Elite on the BBC Micro and used a Joystick to play.
Maybe you were good enough to be able to use the Keyboard, but I was not.

So, my point is, why put in all the effort to update and add colour, but not have a Joystick option?
Seems strange to me.
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Yeah, I played it though on keyboard a few years back (when it was 'banned' by DB!). Using left handed keys ain't easy (says a right-hander who never has a problem with scissors/cheque books/can openers etc etc :lol:).

The source code was kicking about somewhere when I looked. I guess it'd be an option to include joystick support, or there's probably a joystick-to-keyboard mapping utility somewhere...

Edit: Maybe AntiMicro discussed here: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-t ... -keyboard/
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I've got the source code somewhere as I started looking at porting it to the Pi co-pro.

From memory, it uses the Allegro library for graphics and I/O so it should be fairly straightforward to add joystick support.
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Have you tried Oolite?
I lost a good 18 months of free time playing Oolite.
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sydney wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:20 pm
Have you tried Oolite?
I lost a good 18 months of free time playing Oolite.
Plus one for that. Great game!
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RobC wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:26 pm
I've got the source code somewhere as I started looking at porting it to the Pi co-pro.

From memory, it uses the Allegro library for graphics and I/O so it should be fairly straightforward to add joystick support.
I wish I had a clue what you are talking about!!!
But, I don't.

I just wish Elite - New Kind had Joystick option.
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Rik wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:38 am
So, my point is, why put in all the effort to update and add colour, but not have a Joystick option?
The simple answer is, I don't own a joystick. I have an xbox controller I use on my PC and have thought about adding support for that, but that's probably not the same as a joystick.

The last joystick I owned was a Quickshot 1 I used on my Electron, technology has moved on a bit since then though. :lol:

What kind of joystick do you have?

Thanks,
Christian.
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cjpinder wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:28 pm
Rik wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:38 am
So, my point is, why put in all the effort to update and add colour, but not have a Joystick option?
The simple answer is, I don't own a joystick. I have an xbox controller I use on my PC and have thought about adding support for that, but that's probably not the same as a joystick.

The last joystick I owned was a Quickshot 1 I used on my Electron, technology has moved on a bit since then though. :lol:

What kind of joystick do you have?

Thanks,
Christian.
Hi.

I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick. Like the one in the link below:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114771857704 ... SwxZZgfEEg
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